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Prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for essays in the social sciences

The idea of awarding a prize for sociological works comes from Prof. Dr. Erwin K. Scheuch, who in December 1981 applied for support and funding from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, which granted the application. Since then, German and English language articles from the fields of sociology, political science, economic and social history and, since 2011, media and communication studies from German language journals have been annually awarded in order to increase the international significance and visibility of specialist articles from the German-speaking world. The first prize is now endowed with EUR 1,500, the second with EUR 1,000 and the third with EUR 500.

Award winner

The first prizes (endowed with € 1,500 each) are awarded to:

Steffen Mau, Thomas Lux and Fabian Gülzau

Die drei Arenen der neuen Ungleichheitskonflikte. Eine sozialstrukturelle Positionsbestimmung der Einstellungen zu Umverteilung,
Migration und sexueller Diversität

Berliner Journal für Soziologie, Heft 3-4/20, 2020, S. 1-30

and

Daniel Höhmann

When Do Men Represent Women’s Interests in Parliament? How the Presence of Women in Parliament Affects the Legislative Behavior of Male Politicians

Swiss Political Science Review, Band 26 (1), 2020: S. 31–50

 

The second prize (endowed with € 1,000) goes to:

Wolfgang Ludwig-Mayerhofer, Nico Stawarz und Alexandra Wicht

Familienkonstellation und Bildungserfolg. Welche Rolle spielen ökonomisches, kulturelles und Sozialkapital?

Soziale Welt, Jahrgang 71 (3), 2020, S. 235-267

 

This year, no third prize will be awarded.

 

The following journals are currently involved in the procedure:

  • Berliner Journal für Soziologie
  • Geschichte und Gesellschaft – Zeitschrift für historische Sozialwissenschaft
  • Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  • Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
  • Leviathan – Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft
  • Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft
  • Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • Politische Vierteljahresschrift
  • Publizistik
  • Soziale Welt
  • Swiss Journal of Sociology
  • Swiss Political Science Review
  • Zeitschrift für Politik
  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

The jury is currently composed of:

  • Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob, University of Cologne (since 2012, Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Philip Manow, University of Bremen (since 2014)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Nützenadel, Humboldt University Berlin (since 2017)
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Sutterlüty, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (since 2017)
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Solga, Free University of Berlin (since 2018)
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler, University of Mannheim (since 2018)
  • Prof. Dr. Miriam Hartlapp, Free University of Berlin (since 2020)
  • Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer, University of Konstanz (since 2021)